Chemical imbalance: Weak demand from photographic chemicals will impede industry revenue growth

The Chemical Product Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Weak demand from photographic chemicals and materials will dampen revenue growth
  • Volatile raw material costs will lead to some consolidation as players attempt to cut costs
  • Demand for chemicals used in construction markets is expected to increase

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2016, industry revenue is expected to fall, because chemical manufacturers rely heavily on downstream demand from the manufacturing sector, and manufacturing activity is expected to slow over 2016, as it has over the past two years. Meanwhile, demand for photographic chemicals and materials, which are key industry products, has been waning for over a decade. The poor performance of this product segment continually cuts into overall industry revenue. In the five years to 2021, industry revenue is expected to remain relatively flat, as manufacturing levels are forecast to rise in markets such as automobile parts and construction materials, boosting demand for chemicals needed in downstream production...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Substantial barriers exist within some industry product segments, like compound resin and photographic films, plates and paper manufacturing. Those operating within these segments must have the facilities, equipment and technological expertise to remain competitive. Also, the ability to access competitively priced raw materials and inputs, including base resins, can also act as a significant barrier.

    The existence of several heavyweight chemicals manufacturers, including Eastman Kodak, may also deter entry into the product segments they dominate. At the same time, the existence of a relatively large number of small players and no pronounced market dominance by any one player or group of players suggests that overall barriers to entry are not insurmountable. In ..

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    Additional Insights for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Concentration on core business
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of crude oil and Per capita disposable income in the Chemical Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures a diverse range of chemical products. Key activities include custom compounding plastic resins and manufacturing toners, toner cartridges, photographic chemicals and sensitized photographic film, paper and plates. Custom compounding of plastic resins includes custom mixing and blending of purchased plastic resins and reformulating plastic resins from recycled plastic products.

    Industry Products
    Custom compounding of resins
    Photographic films, papers and plates
    Photographic chemicals
    Evaporated salt, excluding table salt
    Gelatin, excluding ready-to-eat desserts
    Water treating compounds
    Automotive chemicals
    Other chemical products and preparations
    Industry Activities
    Custom compounding resins
    Reformulating plastic resins from recycled plastics products
    Manufacturing sensitized film, paper, cloth and sensitized plates
    Manufacturing toners and toner cartridges
    Manufacturing photographic chemicals

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of crude oil
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Stable demand
  • Declining demand for photographic chemicals and materials
  • Profit and consolidation
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Tempered growth among industry segments
  • Squeezed profit
  • Rising exports and imports
  • Table: Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Office Stationery Wholesaling
  • Camera Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Paper Mills
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Wood Pulp Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Other chemical products and preparations
  • Custom compounding of resins
  • Photographic films, papers and plates
  • Water treating compounds
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Automotive chemicals
  • Evaporated salt, excluding table salt
  • Gelatin, excluding ready-to-eat desserts
  • Chart: Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Automobile industry
  • Households
  • Construction sector
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Chemical Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World Price of Crude Oil (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A raw material supplied to a machine or processing plant that is used for manufacturing.
  • Polymer
  • A chemical compound that has repeating structural units; the term is often used as a synonym for plastic.
  • Sensitized Material
  • A material made sensitive to light by coating it with a photographic emulsion.
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